Pete is quite the character. He’s very vocal. He also know what he likes and, conversely, what he doesn’t like. 😉
He’s quite the grumpy old man but, at 88 (in human years), I guess he’s entitled. I learned a bit more about him. He was a stray when he was adopted in 2001 or 2002. He had the same person for 14 years and I’m sure he feels abandoned now. 😦 He was called “Sneaky Pete” because he liked to hide in weird places! And apparently he still does (knapsack, bookshelves, laundry hamper).
He doesn’t like the “whippersnappers” AT ALL. He growls constantly when they’re running around. You just know if he was human he’d be all “GET OFF MY LAWN”. He’s ok with the resident cats unless they get too close or block his way.
I was worried that he wasn’t eating very well. The clinic had told me that he loves his food and eats really well. I stocked up on a bunch of different kinds of healthy foods and he kept turning up his nose at them — literally. I also assumed that with his terrible teeth he’d appreciate watered down paté-style food. So I stopped into the clinic on my afternoon off* to see what he’d been eating. Turns out he loves crappy food and chunky/flaky style the best. Of course. He certainly enjoyed the tuna I gave him for lunch!
And he’s already made himself at home:
*we’re on summer hours at my workplace now! Put in extra time — however you like — during the week and you get to leave at lunchtime on Friday. Yippee!